Direct flights from Stansted to Palma de Mallorca take around two and a half hours, and thanks to the strong availability of flights, there should be no need to take a connecting service. If booking has been left late, and a stopover is absolutely necessary, it’s likely to be in a German city such as Cologne or Hannover.
A number of low-cost carriers fly Stansted to Palma de Mallorca, with most outward flights departing early in the morning or early-afternoon. Return flights are usually late-morning or in the evening, which helps to maximise your time away on holiday.
Palma de Mallorca Airport is located five miles east of Palma, the capital of this Balearic Island. The city centre is easily reached with public transport, perhaps no more so than with the Palma Metro. The service runs between 6.15am and 11pm, and calls at nine stations along its route from the airport.
The route 1 bus serves the city centre for a cost of fewer than two euros, with buses running every 15 minutes between 6.10am and 2.15am, during the peak summer months. Those heading to Magaluf can catch the number 104, 106 and 107, with the latter service also running to Cala Vinas. For Santa Ponsa take the 102, 103 or 104.
Taxis are available from outside the arrivals area, and it’s usually a good idea to have an idea of your journey time, and agree a price with the driver before you depart. Those looking to hire their own vehicle can choose between rental companies such as Avis, Europcar and Hertz.